Relationship of aarch32-port to jdk8u

Simon Nash simon at
Sun Sep 25 20:29:41 UTC 2016

Edward Nevill wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> On Sun, 2016-09-25 at 19:58 +0100, Simon Nash wrote:
>> If I build the current source in aarch32-port, what level of jdk8u
>> am I getting?  I presume this is a snapshot from some point in the past
>> but I'm not sure how to find out how long ago the snapshot was taken.
> The aarch32 port is merged up to jdk8u102-b14, whereas the jdk8u-dev tip is at jdk8u22-b01.
>> Is there (or might there be in the future) a mechanism for aarch32-port
>> to track and merge changes applied to jdk8u?
> There is no formal mechanism. Every so often we will merge up to the latest tip although this has not been done for some months.
>> If I wanted to build (for example) an aarch32 C1 version of jdk8u101-b13,
>> would it possible/practical for me to put together the correct combination
>> of source files needed to do this?
> The C1 changes were only applied to jdk8u102-b14, so what you would need to do is
> - diff the aarch32 tip against jdk8u102-b14
> - apply those diff to jdk8u101-b13
> This should be clean as we have kept changes outside the aarch32 specific code to a minimum.
> All the best,
> Ed.
Hi Ed,
Thanks for the quick and very helpful reply.  I had chosen jdk8u101-b13 as an
example.  As the code is already at a later level than this, I would not want
to go backwards. :)


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